The Industrial Internet Consortium launches an asset efficiency testbed and Georgia Tech announces the founding members of its Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies.
Business relationships work best when both parties operate from a common understanding and shared goals. But this can be a challenge when accepting a bid from an integrator for the first time.
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Rotate the S300 Mini Safety Laser Scanner to see how small yet fully functional it is, and to get a sense of how it can be mounted inconspicuously where needed. In fact the company says it is the smallest and lightest safety-rated laser scanner on the market.
A matched control and drive system designed for automating the test and measurement of machinery combines National Instruments’ controller and programming environment with Bosch Rexroth’s drives and motors.
Too many factories are still operating with automation silos, leaving numerous manual steps scattered throughout their operations which create inefficiencies and greater potential for error. Given the current automation intelligence revolution in manufacturing, the time to eliminate those silos is now.
And vice versa. Particularly in the industrial space, increasing connectivity is driving sensor growth, but sensor innovation is also creating big strides for IoT applications. Through it all, M&A activity is running high.